–NFF board member declares
A member of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF has told Complete Sports that Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi will not be sacked before Wednesday’s 2015 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Sudan in Abuja, saying the board led by Pinnick Amaju will give him all the support he needs to win the match despite his inability to win last Saturday’s game in Khartoum.
The top official who is from the South East said the Glass House was sad seeing Sudan beating Nigeria despite it being an away match but insists that the board will not take any action now until after the match on Wednesday.
“This is not a thing that makes anyone happy at all, losing to Sudan was not only disgraceful but shameful to both the players and the coaches but we are not going to allow that to force us into taking any decision that could affect our Nations Cup ambition”, says the board member
The dark complexioned football administrator also told Complete Sports that the FA will work closely with Keshi in the area of selection to ensure he fields the best against Sudan in the return leg match.
“We are going to give him all the support he needs to win the match like we have always been doing anyway but this time around, we need to work closely with the coaches to make sure we have a quality selection for the match because it is very important for us to win since we lost the first leg match.
Meanwhile, Nigeria maintained the last position on the Group A table as the Super Eagles can only boast of one point after three games in the 2015 African Cup of Nations qualifiers.